Plans to attend: Brigham Young University
Best advice: The best piece of advice ever given to me was from my best friend. I had been presented with a very big decision that could turn my life into two different directions. I was having an extremely difficult time deciding what to do. I had turned to every mentor and to my faith for the answer, but was only given vague suggestions. While on the verge of a breakdown, my best friend came to me, took my shoulders and said, “Megan, decide, commit and forget. You aren’t being given a straight answer because it isn’t what you choose, as long as it is what YOU pick, commit to and forget about what could have happened.” This gave me the wake-up call I needed and has stuck with me as I ponder other big decisions in my life. It is no wonder she is my best friend.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.